UA Little Rock to celebrate World Hijab Day Jan. 31

World Hijab Day 2018

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate World Hijab Day on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Donaghey Student Center Diamond Café area.

This will be the Muslim Student Association’s third annual celebration of the event, sponsored by the UA Little Rock Diversity Council, which recognizes millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty.

Members of the public and UA Little Rock community are invited to experience the hijab for one day. Participants are invited to select a garment from hundreds of scarves donated by Muslim women in the Little Rock community and take pictures to raise awareness for those who have been discriminated against because of their choice to wear the hijab. The club will also hold a balloon launch at 12:30 p.m. in honor of victims of discrimination.

Once a scarf is chosen, a member of the Muslim Student Association will wrap the hijab around a student or faculty member’s head and escort him or her to a mirror. Afterward, the pair will take a photo using props labeled #EndDiscrimination. Each participant who wore the hijab is allowed to keep the scarf.

For more information, contact Muslim Student Association President Taibah Alnadawi at ttalnadawi@ualr.edu.

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